Akhlys

October 3rd, 2010 by sabrina

Akhlys (pronounced ack-LOOS) is the Greek Goddess of the mist of death. She is also the personification of misery, and she was often found on battlefields, spreading her mist over the eyes of the dying. Akhlys was portrayed on the shield of Heracles as a pale, thin wraith of a woman, covered in dust, blood, and her own tears. Her name, which means “death-mist,” is also seen as Achlys.

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